In the first test session on the Losail, Qatar road racing, the CWM Honda team was engaged in the ultimate finishing before the first GP of the season, which will be held exactly on the same desert track in less then 2 weeks. As usually, the first challenge will be an overnight one, and that’s why tests began today at 4pm– local time – but bikers waited for the sunset to start. Cal Crutchlow arrived in Losail very excited with a back experience of an encouraging third timing registered during the last test session of Sepang, and the Man island’s rider proved to be up to snuff, stopping the chrono at 1’55.837, with a 7th place on his RC213V.
In the second test day the British man slided on the second turn of the racing, when the RCV steer slightly closed, and on the first brake point the anterior rubber lost adherence, and the 29 years-old rider had to go off-road. Despite the stop, Crutchlow, uninjured, his timing has been 1’55.624, and he was once again the best satellite rider, positioning his RC213V on the 7th place.
Jack Miller experienced for the first time the desert road racing with his Honda but this track is particular appeal for the Australian who won his first victory in Moto3 last year. Maybe this is the reason why Miller seemed to be happier and more motivated than the last test in Malaysia. He closed his first test day with a 19th position but first of all he reduced the gap between him and the first ones, finishing at less than 2 seconds from the leader Iannone on his Ducati.
At the end of the second test day, in terms of lap-time Miller knocked another half a second off his best, and was even closer to the fastest rider of the night, which tonight was Andrea Dovizioso with his Ducati. The CWM LCR Honda biker number 43 closed with a 21st position at 1’56.758 (with a gap of 1.851s from Dovizioso) and admitted he is feleling greater with every single lap he takes on board his Honda.